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Noam Chomsky Comments on the “Kill List”

Noam Chomsky's thoughts on politics that are stranger than fiction and too dark for parody.
Image from Flickr via Andrew Rusk

By Ed Winstead

Guernica Editor in Chief Joel Whitney tracked down Noam Chomsky to get his opinion on the President’s recently revealed “kill list.”

“The kill list and associated antics are too much for me. I’ll have to fall back on Mark Twain’s frustration when he tried to satirize the much-lauded war criminal General Funston. He gave up. He said that Funston is satire incarnated,” said Chomsky.

You heard it here first: Nothing says Funston like killing an American citizen with a drone.

Ed Winstead is an editorial intern at Guernica.

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6 comments for Noam Chomsky Comments on the “Kill List”

  1. Comment by MelS on June 14, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Now there’s a sensationalist headline!

  2. Comment by rachel on June 14, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Sensationalist, indeed! We’ve updated the headline for this piece — the original title, “Noam Chomsky on the ‘Kill List,'” might have given the wrong impression. The drone war is bad and all, but so far no MIT faculty have made the list. Rest easy, Ralph Nader, you’re safe too.

  3. Comment by Scott on June 14, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    absolutely wonderful. no one can get the the real issue as fast as noam chomsky. he is brilliant!

  4. Comment by Caleb Powell on June 15, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I haven’t read the comment, yet, but let me guess…Noam don’t like no “kill list.” Okay, now I’ll read the comment.

    Okay, not as preachy and predictable as I thought. A quote by Twain, a little Fun…ston. Chomsky’s done worse.

  5. Comment by M.K. Hajdin on June 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    The picture makes me a bit sad.

  6. Comment by WesFly on June 17, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Did Dr. Chomsky just call our fearless leader an immoral hack? Wow!

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